Non-fiction Award readings and winner announcement will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at the A.C. Hunter Library in St. John’s, hosted by Glenn Deir.
Finalists for Non-Fiction Award:
– Anne Budgell: We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918–1919 (ISER Books)
– Stan Dragland: Gerald Squires (Pedlar Press)
– Vicki Sara Hallett: Mistress of the Blue Castle: The Writing Life of Phebe Florence Miller (ISER Books)
Jury Members: Russell Wangersky, Jenny Higgins, Bill Rowe
The 2019 NLBAs were made possible by the generous support of the Pratt family, for sponsoring the EJ Pratt Poetry Prize, G&M Enterprises Ltd., who contributed to the Non-fiction award. We also wish to thank Rogers TV, NL Public Libraries, The Telegram, Perfect Day, and NL Teachers’ Association for their kind contributions, as well as Glenn Deir and Mary Dalton for giving their time to host our shortlist readings.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards are held annually by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) to recognize excellence in writing by authors resident in Newfoundland and Labrador.